I don't think a race board provides a huge advantage for boosting. The board needs to be big enough so that it won't nose dive on touch-down, but otherwise it's more about the speed and lift the hydrofoil wing generates.Flyboy wrote: ↑Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:49 pmYeah, but that was back in 2016. Would that be his choice for jumping now? Jumping with a foil is a distinct discipline. I don't see people jumping at my local spots at all. When I have seen it, it tends to be people on race board set ups ... but does a race board really give an advantage? Just curious.FLandOBX wrote: ↑Mon Dec 06, 2021 5:40 pm
I agree, Flyboy. But I'd very quickly buy a Hypermiler if it'd make me boost like Adam W.! The marketing pitch for the Hypermiler has always been that it's very light (all carbon, no heavy deck pads on the stock version) and the steep chined rails allow the rider to heel more aggressively when racing or loading up for a jump. But 4' 8" just seems excessive to me. But I guess it works for Adam.
I don't know if Withington still rides a Hypermiler, but here's another video of him doing surface transitions. The video is from 2014, and that big board really looks clunky for this session. Sign of the times back then, I guess.